Ludwig Maximilian Erwin von Scheubner-Richter (21 January [O.S.
9] 1884 – 9 November 1923) was a German political activist and influential early member of the Nazi Party.
Scheubner-Richter was a Baltic German from Russia and fought against the Russian Revolution of 1905 before serving in the Imperial German Army during World War I, witnessing and producing documentation of the Armenian Genocide.
Scheubner-Richter was leader of the Aufbau Vereinigung and a leading ideologist of the National Socialist movement at the beginning of the Interwar period.
Scheubner-Richter became a key influence and close associate of Adolf Hitler and activist of the Nazi Party instrumental in securing financing for the early party.
Scheubner-Richter was killed during the Beer Hall Putsch in November 1923 and part of Hitler's Mein Kampf was dedicated to him.
Scheubner-Richter was elevated to status of Blutzeuge and national hero upon the founding of Nazi Germany in 1933.
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